Gunfire breaks out at funeral for assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise

The funeral for the assassinated Haitian president Jovenel Moise was marred by gunfire from protesters today after they chanted ‘Justice! Justice!’ amid the unrest sparked by the killing two weeks ago.

The US delegation were forced to flee as shots rang out around the former president’s family home with the violent scenes that have rocked the Caribbean island for the past two weeks spilling into the ceremony today. 

Widow Martine arrived to cries of ‘Justice! Justice!’ as she headed straight to her husband’s casket, climbing the stairs and stopping in front of it. Her right arm in a sling, she lay her left arm on the casket and then brought it to her heart as she stood there in silence. Her eyes filled with tears as her three children joined her.

Minutes later, a group of supporters grabbed a large portrait of Moïse and paraded with it as the police band began to play the national anthem over loud wails.

Earlier, cries of ‘Assassin!’ filled the air at the arrival of Haiti’s National Police Chief León Charles. Haitians clad in somber suits, shiny shoes and black and white formal dresses shouted and pointed fingers at the neighboring seating platforms where Haitian officials and foreign dignitaries sat above at least a dozen men with high-powered weapons.

‘You didn’t take any measures to save Jovenel! You contributed to his killing!’ one woman yelled.

On the grounds below, one Moïse supporter threatened Charles: ‘You need to leave now or we’re going to get you after the funeral!’

Newly appointed Prime Minister Ariel Henry arrived after to cries of, ‘Justice for Jovenel!’ 

President Jovenel Moise's widow Martine headed straight to her husband's casket, climbing the stairs and stopping in front of it. Her right arm in a sling, she lay her left arm on the casket and then brought it to her heart as she stood there in silence as her eyes filled with tears

President Jovenel Moise's widow Martine headed straight to her husband's casket, climbing the stairs and stopping in front of it. Her right arm in a sling, she lay her left arm on the casket and then brought it to her heart as she stood there in silence as her eyes filled with tears

President Jovenel Moise’s widow Martine headed straight to her husband’s casket, climbing the stairs and stopping in front of it. Her right arm in a sling, she lay her left arm on the casket and then brought it to her heart as she stood there in silence as her eyes filled with tears

Pallbearers in military attire carried late Haitian President Jovenel Moise's body in a closed wooden coffin

Pallbearers in military attire carried late Haitian President Jovenel Moise's body in a closed wooden coffin

Pallbearers in military attire carried late Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s body in a closed wooden coffin

The bearers placed the polished casket on a dais garlanded with flowers in an auditorium

The bearers placed the polished casket on a dais garlanded with flowers in an auditorium

The bearers placed the polished casket on a dais garlanded with flowers in an auditorium

A presidential sash was placed on the top of the casket at during former President Jovenel Moise's funeral at his family home in Cap-Hatien on Friday

A presidential sash was placed on the top of the casket at during former President Jovenel Moise's funeral at his family home in Cap-Hatien on Friday

A presidential sash was placed on the top of the casket at during former President Jovenel Moise’s funeral at his family home in Cap-Hatien on Friday

Moise was gunned down in his home in Port-au-Prince before dawn on July 7, setting off a new political crisis in the Caribbean country that has struggled with poverty, lawlessness and instability.

Protests by angry supporters of Moise convulsed the slain leader’s hometown, the northern city of Cap-Haitien, for a second successive day on Thursday as workers prepared for the funeral.

The protesters set tires on fire to block roads, while workers paved a brick road to Moise’s mausoleum on a dusty plot of several acres enclosed by high walls.

Set on land held by Moise’s family and where he lived as a boy, the partly built tomb stood in the shade of fruit trees, just a few steps from a mausoleum for Moise’s father, who died last year. Police controlled access to the compound through a single gate.

Four stood guard as a Roman Catholic priest blessed the coffin and a Haitian flag was unfurled

Four stood guard as a Roman Catholic priest blessed the coffin and a Haitian flag was unfurled

Four stood guard as a Roman Catholic priest blessed the coffin and a Haitian flag was unfurled

Moise was gunned down in his home in Port-au-Prince before dawn on July 7, setting off a new political crisis

Moise was gunned down in his home in Port-au-Prince before dawn on July 7, setting off a new political crisis

The assassination was a reminder of the ongoing influence foreign actors have in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere

Former first lady Martine Moise was seen crying over her husband's coffin as he was laid to rest after being assassinated on July 7

Former first lady Martine Moise was seen crying over her husband's coffin as he was laid to rest after being assassinated on July 7

Former first lady Martine Moise was seen crying over her husband’s coffin as he was laid to rest after being assassinated on July 7

A soldier carries a Haitian national flag before it is placed on the coffin with the body of President Jovenel Moise, during the start of his funeral ceremony

A soldier carries a Haitian national flag before it is placed on the coffin with the body of President Jovenel Moise, during the start of his funeral ceremony

A soldier carries a Haitian national flag before it is placed on the coffin with the body of President Jovenel Moise, during the start of his funeral ceremony

Protests by angry supporters of Moise convulsed the slain leader's hometown, the northern city of Cap-Haitien, for a second successive day on Thursday as workers prepared for the funeral

Protests by angry supporters of Moise convulsed the slain leader's hometown, the northern city of Cap-Haitien, for a second successive day on Thursday as workers prepared for the funeral

Protests by angry supporters of Moise convulsed the slain leader’s hometown, the northern city of Cap-Haitien, for a second successive day on Thursday as workers prepared for the funeral

Pallbearers in military attire carry the coffin holding the body of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise after he was shot dead at his home in Port-au-Prince

Pallbearers in military attire carry the coffin holding the body of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise after he was shot dead at his home in Port-au-Prince

Pallbearers in military attire carry the coffin holding the body of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise after he was shot dead at his home in Port-au-Prince

Foreign dignitaries including U.S. President Joe Biden's top advisor for the Western Hemisphere flew to Cap-Haitien to pay their respects

Foreign dignitaries including U.S. President Joe Biden's top advisor for the Western Hemisphere flew to Cap-Haitien to pay their respects

Foreign dignitaries including U.S. President Joe Biden’s top advisor for the Western Hemisphere flew to Cap-Haitien to pay their respects

Workers decorated the stands for guests ahead of the funeral of assassinated President Jovenel Moise on Friday, July 23

Workers decorated the stands for guests ahead of the funeral of assassinated President Jovenel Moise on Friday, July 23

Workers decorated the stands for guests ahead of the funeral of assassinated President Jovenel Moise on Friday, July 23

The assassination was a reminder of the ongoing influence foreign actors have in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere despite it becoming Latin America and the Caribbean’s first independent state at the start of the 19th century.

The attack was carried out by a group that included 26 Colombian former soldiers, at least six of whom had previously received U.S. military training. Haitian-Americans were also among the accused.

The attack’s plotters disguised the mercenaries as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents, a ruse that helped them enter Moise’s home with no resistance from his security detail, authorities have said. At least one of the arrested men, a Haitian-American, had previously worked as an informant for the DEA.

The turmoil has pushed Haiti up Biden’s foreign policy priorities and on Thursday the State Department named a special envoy for the country. Biden has rebuffed a request by Haiti’s interim leaders to send troops to protect infrastructure.

Supporters of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise are blocked from attending his funeral in Cap-Haitien by state security forces

Supporters of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise are blocked from attending his funeral in Cap-Haitien by state security forces

Supporters of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise are blocked from attending his funeral in Cap-Haitien by state security forces

Supporters of former Haitian President Jovenel Moise gathered outside the slain leader's home on Friday and called for justice

Supporters of former Haitian President Jovenel Moise gathered outside the slain leader's home on Friday and called for justice

Supporters of former Haitian President Jovenel Moise gathered outside the slain leader’s home on Friday and called for justice

Police officers confront protesters during a day of demonstrations, in Cap-Haitien on the eve of Jovenel Moise's funeral

Police officers confront protesters during a day of demonstrations, in Cap-Haitien on the eve of Jovenel Moise's funeral

Police officers confront protesters during a day of demonstrations, in Cap-Haitien on the eve of Jovenel Moise’s funeral

People take part in a day of protests going on at the same time as Haitians pay tribute to assassinated president Jovenel Moise

People take part in a day of protests going on at the same time as Haitians pay tribute to assassinated president Jovenel Moise

People take part in a day of protests going on at the same time as Haitians pay tribute to assassinated president Jovenel Moise

The former president failed to quell gang violence that surged under his watch and faced waves of street protests

The former president failed to quell gang violence that surged under his watch and faced waves of street protests

 The former president failed to quell gang violence that surged under his watch and faced waves of street protests

Screens inside the auditorium broadcast images of Moise and his meetings with world leaders including Pope Francis, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Haiti, was among the guests.

A former banana exporter, Moise failed to quell gang violence that surged under his watch and he faced waves of street protests over corruption allegations and his management of the economy.

However, the demonstrators in Cap-Haitien were venting anger over the many questions that remain unanswered about the assassination, including who planned it and why.

Banners celebrating Moise festooned buildings along the narrow streets of Cap-Haitien’s old town, with proclamations in Creole including, ‘They killed the body, but the dream will never die,’ and ‘Jovenel Moise – defender of the poor.’

Haitian's all over the small island nation tuned into to watch live the funeral of slain President Jovenel Moise on Friday

Haitian's all over the small island nation tuned into to watch live the funeral of slain President Jovenel Moise on Friday

Haitian’s all over the small island nation tuned into to watch live the funeral of slain President Jovenel Moise on Friday 

A woman watches a live television broadcast of the funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Friday, July 23

A woman watches a live television broadcast of the funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Friday, July 23

A woman watches a live television broadcast of the funeral of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Friday, July 23

People crowd around a doorway to watch a live television broadcast of the funeral of President Jovenel Moise, who was assassinated on July 7

People crowd around a doorway to watch a live television broadcast of the funeral of President Jovenel Moise, who was assassinated on July 7

People crowd around a doorway to watch a live television broadcast of the funeral of President Jovenel Moise, who was assassinated on July 7 

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